Monday, 7 March 2016

Book Review - The Wedding Reject Table by Angela Britnell - RNA Awards Week

Amazon UK
Title: The Wedding Reject Table
Author: Angela Britnell
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Purchased
Publisher: Choc Lit
Publication Date: 1st July 2015
Rating: 5 Stars

Once on the reject table, always on the reject table? 

When Maggie Taylor, a cake decorator, and Chad Robertson, a lawyer from Nashville Tennessee, meet at a wedding in Cornwall it’s not under the best circumstances. 

They have both been assigned to ‘the reject table’, alongside a toxic collection of grumpy great aunts, bitter divorcees and stuffy organists. 

Maggie has grown used to being the reject, although when Chad helps her out of a wedding cake disaster she begins to wonder whether the future could hold more for her. 

But will Chad be strong enough to deal with the other problems in Maggie’s life? Because a ruined cake isn’t the only issue she has – not by a long shot. 

I first discovered how much I liked Angela Britnell last year, and had been waiting for an opportunity to read another by her. The Wedding Reject Table doesn't disappoint, its a lovely romantic story, with humour, and wedding cake!

Maggie and Chad are from different worlds, one is a cake decorator in Cornwall, and the other a lawyer from Nashville with an impressive family background. Maggie has a sister who can be a bit difficult, and I spent part of the story intrigued as to the reasons behind the family dynamic. 

Chad and Maggie have a clear instant attraction to each other, and over the course of the meal at a wedding, where they have both been assigned to the reject table, they start to get to know each other a bit. Of course they spend more time trying to sort out a slight disaster than sitting at the table, and its through that they bond.

All the talk of wedding cake was really making me hungry, and I do like a book where food features quite highly. I loved the creative solution Chad came up with for the wedding cake problem too. 

There are a couple of other very interesting people at the rejects table, Maggie's godmother, who is a wily older woman, who tries her hardest to scare Chad off, and Tonya who thinks she should be holding top place in Chad affections. 

I thought that The Wedding Reject Table was a well crafted novella, with a bit of depth and I started to feel a connection to the characters. Highly enjoyable and definitely recommended. 

Congratulations to Angela Britnell on her nomination for the RoNA Rose Award. Which of these books did you love? Which do you think should win the award?


  1. Awww, lovely review! Thanks for sharing, Rachel! Well done, Angela, and best of luck! :) xx

  2. Sounds like a great quick read.


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